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Looking to get a small fridge

Discussion in 'Home Bar' started by gdodd12, Oct 5, 2012.

  1. gdodd12

    gdodd12 Aficionado (245) Georgia Oct 1, 2009 Verified

    I am looking to get a small fridge for cellaring some of my beers. If I get a wine fridge, is it ok to put the bottles on their sides? Or should I just get a college fridge and stand them up?

    Thanks.
     
  2. dmwcpa

    dmwcpa Savant (270) North Carolina Apr 24, 2008 Subscriber

    I have read that most beer should not be stored on its side.
     
  3. JM03

    JM03 Initiate (0) Ohio Nov 12, 2010

    You can take the shelves out of the wine fridge and install regular shelving so that you can stand the bottles upright in there.
     
  4. gdodd12

    gdodd12 Aficionado (245) Georgia Oct 1, 2009 Verified

    So if they shouldn't be on their sides, is there maybe something better to get? Like a college fridge with a temp control unit?
     
  5. JM03

    JM03 Initiate (0) Ohio Nov 12, 2010

    There is a section on this site about beer storage. In summary, most breweries recommend storing their beers upright.
    http://beeradvocate.com/beer/101/store

    The wine fridge would work fine, but like I said - alter the shelves and stand them upright. Or just get a regular fridge. Check craiglist. You will find a million options for a very reasonable price
     
  6. gdodd12

    gdodd12 Aficionado (245) Georgia Oct 1, 2009 Verified

    Thanks for the link.